Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Freejack (1992)

Director: Geoff Murphy

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Banks, David Johansen, Amanda Plummer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Alex Furlong died today. Eighteen years from now, he'll be running for his life.

Plot: Auto racer Alex Furlong is snatched by time travel, a split second before a fatal explosion, by Vasendak's 21st-century team of techies, who plan to sell his healthy body to an ailing rich man at McCandless Corporation, for a mind transfer. He escapes, but has no rights in this nightmare future of violence and sleaze. The story concerns his survival, and his attempt to revive his relationship with his fiancée Julie, now 15 years older and an executive at McCandless.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Meh.  OK sci-fi action thriller.  It's weird seeing Mick Jagger as an actor and taking him seriously.  He's so damn goofy looking but he wasn't that bad.  Geez, I just watched it and I'm having trouble finding anything to say which doesn't bode to well for the flick. It's always fun watching Anthony Hopkins, especially before his meteoric rise to fame following THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) which he had just come off of.  I realize this film came after LAMBS but it's got that pre-vibe as if it hadn't hit him yet.  And what do you know; I'm balls deep into watching a shitload of Nunsploitation movies and Amanda Plummer shows up looking the part!

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